Contemporary Living

Living in a variety of size and style of homes over the years, Danny and Carolyn Lirette desired a home on a smaller lot that would be easy to maintain both inside and out. Additionally, the Lirettes wanted to relocate to be near friends and the golf course.



After finalizing their plans, the couple selected Brubacher Construction to build their home in Ellendale Country Club. Having a positive experience working with the company on previous jobs as an interior designer, Carolyn was eager to work with them again.

Combining creole and contemporary styles, interior designer Carolyn created a custom space with curated decor that has been collected over time and travels. Clean lines combined with an uncomplicated color palette keep the interior crisp and allow making everything around it shine that much more.

While the exterior is grounded in creole style, the interior reveals an eclectic and contemporary style that is unexpected. The touch of contemporary edge makes the classically beautiful interior even more compelling.



The open living area and kitchen is multi-functional and perfect for entertaining. “The openness of the main living areas allow us to interact together while in separate spaces. Another plus is that we actually use the dining table to gather for meals because it’s not isolated in another space,” Carolyn explains.

A six foot fireplace anchors one end of the living space, while the open kitchen is situated on the opposite end. Pure white quartz countertops with a waterfall edge maintain a clean look. An abundance of windows provide ample natural light and offer a peek into the

exterior living space that is equally as inviting as the interior.



Tour this exceptional home along with others during the Houma Tour of Homes on September 15. This year’s tour promises a fascinating look inside of newly constructed homes as well as recently remodeled residences showcasing a wide variety of architectural styles and interiors. Tickets are $25 in advance at houmatour.eventbrite.com or $30 at the event.

Photos by Misty Leigh McElroy